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BOD request prohibited (by Rose [MA]) Feb 14, 2019 1:20 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by NE [PA]) Feb 14, 2019 1:29 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by razorback_tim [AR]) Feb 14, 2019 1:57 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by RB [MI]) Feb 14, 2019 3:55 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by Richard [MI]) Feb 14, 2019 4:12 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by Busy [WI]) Feb 14, 2019 4:42 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by 6x6 [TN]) Feb 14, 2019 4:51 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by Johnny B. [MA]) Feb 14, 2019 4:54 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by Ken [NY]) Feb 14, 2019 5:39 PM
       BOD request prohibited (by cjl [NY]) Feb 15, 2019 6:40 AM

BOD request prohibited (by Rose [MA]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 1:20 PM

Dear sir/madam:

Just got news from yesterday landlord meeting

In mass , it is ilegal to ask birthday to applicants

Unless applicants warrantee to give out

Without the BOD , how could I do background check?

Any clues?

Thx --4.53.xx.xx

BOD request prohibited (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 1:29 PM

You may have gotten that information at your meeting. Surprise surprise, but it happens often.

BOD request prohibited (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 1:57 PM

It should be on their drivers license that you copy prior to performing the background check.

BOD request prohibited (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 3:55 PM

The day we were born, is our Birthday.

The rest are Anniversaries.

BOD request prohibited (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 4:12 PM

Ask for copy of drivers license. It should have b-day on it.Or check at my life (dot).

BOD request prohibited (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 4:42 PM

RB, my driverís license has my date of birth. It doesnít have an anniversary. Rose asked the question just fine.

Rose, are you able to pull credit reports? That can help with background checks. When I put my ad for tenants, I clearly put in the ad that interested parties should text names and month and day of birth, but NOT year.

I do not know for sure if this would pass fair housing, but I make it clear I am not asking for year. Month and day gives me enough info to differentiate between Joe Smith born 4/22 and Joe Smith born 2/29.

Now I am going to have to check with other landlords in my area, to see how they handle that before I screen another set of tenants. In my application process, I want that information before I give out the address to the property.

BOD request prohibited (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 4:51 PM

How on earth does the government expect someone to do a proper background check or criminal check without DOB?

Can you still get SSN?

Some of these laws make no sense.

I bet the government in MASS ask for DOB?

BOD request prohibited (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 4:54 PM

I do not put birthdate on my rental application, but if we get to the point that Iím interesting in running a background and credit check, I inform the prospect that I need date of birth for this reason. Or as others have said, you can also get it from their license. No one has ever refused to provide a DOB when Iíve asked. If they did refuse, then I would know that they are not someone Iíd want as a tenant anyways.

BOD request prohibited (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 14, 2019 5:39 PM

You can ask date of birth,you cannot ask age,I know it is stupid but do the math for yourself

BOD request prohibited (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Feb 15, 2019 6:40 AM

I was going to say the same thing as Ken [NY] - you can't ask "how old are you" but you can ask what their DOB is.

Maybe MA stated differently now but that just doesn't make sense since you need that information for proper background checks.

Of course - I feel that we are moving to the position of "you can't ask any questions of the tenants - just let them move in".

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